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Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information regarding the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia:

 

Positive Indicators

COVID-19 Cases

  • From 9/7 to 9/14, the seven-day average of new cases reported decreased 11.3%.
  • The seven-day average of new cases reported is down 54% from our peak July 24.

 

Testing

  • As of Sept. 14, the state reported more than 2.6 million COVID-19 tests.
  • DPH is operating 180+ SPOCs, including mobile and pop-up locations statewide.
  • The number of specimens collected at DPH SPOCs is nearly 980,000.

The mega-testing site at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International airport closed Friday, Sept. 11. Between Aug. 10 and Sept. 11, 16,976 specimens were collected for testing at the site.

Positivity Rate

 

The statewide positivity rate (7-day moving average) for PCR testing has decreased from 8.9% on 8/31/20 to 8.1% on 9/7/20 to 7.7% on 9/14/20. Despite overall testing numbers decreasing statewide, the positivity rate also continues to decrease.

Hospitalizations

Daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 have decreased from 1,659 on Sept. 7 to 1,533 on Sept.14, or a decrease of 7.6% in the past week. Hospitalizations have decreased 52% since a daily high reported July 30 of 3,200.

Emergency Department Visits

Emergency Department (ED) visits related to COVID-19 and ILI (influenza-like illness) have remained flat over the past two weeks (Aug. 29 – Sept. 11)

COVID-19 Cases Among K-12 School Aged Children*

 

*Report reflects week of Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

 

COVID-19 Cases by Age Category (Ages 0-22)*

*Report reflects week of Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

 

Outbreaks

Sept. 6 - 12: 93

These outbreaks are occurring in settings where people are physically congregating and underscore the need for physical distancing and source control. The highest number of outbreaks occurred in schools, long-term care facilities, correctional facilities and restaurants.

 

Counties with High Transmission Indicators*                

 

*By county of residence, report reflects weeks Aug. 29 to Sept. 11

 

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.

For information about COVID-19, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus orhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

 

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